One of a Kind Quilt – “Kentucky Barns”

The story of this quilt’s origin began with Glen Maust’s interest in the many old barns he noticed on his frequent visits to Kentucky. He began stopping to take pictures of them and eventually he talked to his mother, Lucy Maust about designing a quilt featuring the barns. Lucy was up for the challenge, having designed and pieced many quilts in the past. She had the photos printed on fabric by a company in England and designed the borders and other blocks, keeping with the rustic theme of the barns. Kentucky Barns will be on display with other quilts in the forenoon and auctioned in the afternoon at Country Fest this year. If you stop by the quilt room, you may have the opportunity to meet Lucy and you will find Glen busy in the auction building.

Do you remember Burma Shave signs ?

Lucy Maust has found a unique way to remember them. She designed a quilted wall-hanging including 16 of the rhymes from these signs.

The first signs advertising a brushless shaving cream, Burma Shave, were introduced in Minnesota in 1926.  The rhyming sign series soon became very popular and annual contests were held for people to submit rhymes for these signs that appeared in all of the 48 lower states except for New Mexico, Arizona , Massachusetts and Nevada.  Four or five consecutive signs would give one line of the rhyme at a time, and always end with “Burma Shave!”.  They were an interesting diversion while driving the major highways.  Driving safety was the frequent theme of these rhymes, such as,  “He tried to cross . . . As fast train neared . . . Death didn’t draft him . . . He volunteered” or “Don’t lose your head . . . To gain a minute . . . Your need your head . . . Your brains are in it”.  The Burma Shave signs were discontinued in 1963.

This unique wall-hanging will be auctioned at Country Fest this year Saturday, August 28.

Country Fest 2021

We are happy to announce that we are going forward with plans for Country Fest this year! We hope to see you Saturday, August 28, 2021! As we have all learned from this past year, plans can change so please check our website for changes or cancellations.

Country Fest CANCELLED

Regretfully, the decision has been made to cancel Country Fest 2020. Social distancing and other restrictions are factors in cancelling. We will miss seeing all our Country Fest friends but look forward to a better year next year!